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Episode 8: Lillian Allen Interviews Lenore Keeshig at Wisdom Council

By Rebecca Geleyn / September 8, 2020 /

TIA House · Episode 8: Lillian Allen Interviews Lenore Keeshig   This episode is dedicated to Daniel David Moses   Show Notes This interview of Lenore Keeshig by Lillian Allen…

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Joshua Whitehead

Notes on Indiginegativity: An Addendum by Joshua Whitehead

By Larissa Lai / May 11, 2017 /

You dig through your library and find Wacousta sitting in front of you, to its left, The Edible Woman, and to its right, In the Village of Viger; stacked atop…

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Statement from the TWUC Equity Task Force in Response to Niedzviecki editorial “Winning the Appropriation Prize”

By Larissa Lai / May 10, 2017 /

We, the Equity Task Force of TWUC are writing in response to the editorial in the latest issue of WRITE. We are angry and appalled by the publication of “Winning…

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Still shot from Paper Hearts II

Paper Hearts Video Now Online!: TIA House’s New YouTube Channel

By Larissa Lai / March 8, 2017 /

At the request of several panellists as well as our friends beyond The University of Calgary, TIA House recorded the Paper Hearts: Gender and Power in Turtle Island Literary Communities…

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The Littoral Contact Zone: Indigenous/Asian Relations from the Salish Seas to Treaty 7 Territories

By Larissa Lai / February 22, 2017 /

SYMPOSIUM/A GATHERING The Littoral Contact Zone: Indigenous/Asian Relations from the Salish Sea to Treaty 7 Territories March 9-10, 2017 The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing, SS1059, University of Calgary,…

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February 15, 2017: Paper Hearts II: Gender and Power in Turtle Island Literary/Canadian/US Literary Communities

By Larissa Lai / February 6, 2017 /

Paper Hearts II: Gender and Power in Turtle Island Literary/Canadian/US Literary Communities Wednesday, February 15, 2017 The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing University of Calgary SS1059 2500 University Drive…

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Nikki Reimer

Nikki Reimer — Hold Your Fucking Communities Accountable

By Tom Sewel / January 4, 2017 /

Hold Your Fucking Communities Accountable: Defining and creating safer spaces for women, trans, non-binary individuals, and people of colour in literary writing communities by Nikki Reimer Note on the text…

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Jam Ismail

Taking Stock

By Larissa Lai / December 6, 2016 /

It’s that time of year to look back, and I’ve been asked to name all the things that TIA House has done since it started for more official purposes. I…

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Relational Innovations: Creative Writing as Social Practice

By Larissa Lai / September 11, 2016 /

Relational Innovations: Creative Writing as Social Practice Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 Innovative writing and socially-oriented writing are often imagined as incompatible practices. This collaboratively organized one-day symposium at The Insurgent…

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Jill Yonit Goldberg: Decolonize This: On Taking the English Out of English Departments

By Larissa Lai / July 17, 2016 /

One of the great joys of organizing TIA House events is the opportunity to bring together other writers and thinkers on questions of justice and aesthetics. This piece, by the…

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Rita Wong

Two poems by Rita Wong in Honour of Sharron Proulx-Turner

By Larissa Lai / July 16, 2016 /

Two poems by Rita Wong in honour of Sharron Proulx-Turner

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TIA House’s Equity Now Panel at the Writers’ Summit

By Larissa Lai / June 15, 2016 /

Friday, June 17, 2016 10:00am-11:15am, Miss Lou’s Room, Harbourfront, Toronto Our present moment is one that inherits a long history of anti-racist/cultural diversity/cultural equity movements in Canadian/Turtle Island writing communities,…

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TIA House Guide to the Canadian Writers’ Summit

By Larissa Lai / June 11, 2016 /

TIA HOUSE GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN WRITERS’ SUMMIT Harbourfront Toronto June 15 – 19, 2016 Attempting to navigate the 68-page program for this year’s Writers’ Summit can be a challenge.…

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Larissa Lai

The United Nations Train Station Museum

By Larissa Lai / June 1, 2016 /

Larissa Lai for Sharron Proulx-Turner May 29, 2016 playing with “why crow knows weendigo’s not all he’s cracked up to be” from What The Auntys Say down at the united…

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Paul Yee

Justice Aesthetics: Paul Yee on A Superior Man

By Larissa Lai / April 3, 2016 /

For this piece, Larissa threw three terms at me: justice, aesthetics, and writerly insurgency. I liked the last term best because its synonyms are brave: dissent, insurrection, revolt, uprising. However,…

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